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Quality Technologist

 

Location: Brea HQ 

Exemption: Exempt 

 

OUR COMPANY:

Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

Responsible for supporting the development and execution of corporate food safety and quality system compliance initiatives.  Includes training, execution at the plant level, and verification activities.  Critical work includes updating FSMA related documentation like Food Safety Plans and related SOPs, as well as conducting regular program reviews for PC for Human Food, Food Defense, Food Fraud, and Food Safety Culture initiatives.  Assist in development and review of plant SOPs to support corporate QMS policies.  Conduct activities like COA verification, trace exercises, mock recalls, and food safety related incidents.  Help to compile related metrics for reporting.  Assist in maintaining QMS documentation in SharePoint/Teams.  Support department analysts with assigned duties.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting the development and execution of corporate food safety and quality system compliance initiatives.  Includes training, execution at the plant level, and verification activities.  Critical work includes updating FSMA related documentation like Food Safety Plans and related SOPs, as well as conducting regular program reviews for PC for Human Food, Food Defense, Food Fraud, and Food Safety Culture initiatives.
  • Assist in development and review of plant SOPs to support corporate QMS policies.  Conduct activities like COA verification, trace exercises, mock recalls, and food safety related incidents.  Help to compile related metrics for reporting.
  • Facilitate compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR 117) and the Ventura Foods QMS and FSMA Food Safety Plans.
  • Report metrics related to supported programs and engage in continuous improvement activities.
  • Administer SharePoint sites for databases managed by this position.  Develop technological improvements to systems and programs .  
  • Minimal travel may be required. Position is located at Ventura Foods headquarters Brea, CA.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Requires BS in Food Science or related technical degree with 1-3 years' experience in corporate quality, plant quality, product development or relevant discipline within the food industry.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Position requires technical understanding of food science and quality assurance
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, problem solving skills, organization and basic project management skills. 
  • Job requires accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Experience managing and maintaining a Share Point database is preferred. 

 

Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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